Animated Short Film Audience Award

Audience Award: Fri 14 – Mon 17 April, 10am, 45 min U (5+)
FREE, unreserved seating

Every morning at 10am at Animation Central you can watch a specially selected programme of funny, exciting and entertaining family short animations from around the world for FREE. Decide on your favourite and the one with the most votes at the end of the festival will receive the LYFF 2017 Short Animated Film Audience Award.

In addition to the Audience Award short film programme there will also be FREE short film programmes on Fri 14 and Sun 16 April at 4pm, where we will be showcasing the best new animated short films from Europe. A great way to end the day at Animation Central.

The films in competition are: 

Desert Critters
Dir.: Li Wen Toh
USA, 2016, 2:37 mins
UK Premiere
A Desert Fox finds his everyday life ruined when he gets tailed by a younger puppy that just wants to be his friend!

Dinosaurs in the Playground
Dir.: Stewart Powers
UK, 2016, 3:55 mins
Discussing topics from the deep blue sea to the peak of mount Everest, this is an enchanting expression of the minds of 6-year-olds.

Dir.: Coralie Soudet
France, 2016, 7:27 mins
When the Queen’s hat is blown away by a cheeky breeze, her dog and a royal guard do everything to get it back.

Dir.: Tatiana Jusewycz
France, 2016, 5:12 mins
A young girl travels with her imaginary friend. Where does it go when she reaches adulthood?

Knight to Meet You
Dir.: Antoine Fromager
France, 2016, 3:44 mins
Knights rescue princesses from dragons, right? That’s what they do. Or was it really all different?

The Moon is Essentially Gray
Dir.: Hannah Roman
USA, 2016, 4:33 mins
UK Premiere
A young child, her makeshift rocket, and her fantastic flight to the moon.

Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon
Dir.: Tomer Eshed
Germany,  2016, 3:32 mins
The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.

Dir.: Liam Harris
UK, 2016, 10 mins
A crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world.

Dir.: Marlies van der Wel
Netherlands, 2016, 2:20 mins
UK Premiere
A bird needs to find itself a new friend. It tries to connect with different species but soon finds out that friendships really aren’t as easy as they seem. It is in a for a bumpy ride but won’t rest until it succeeds.

Spring Jam
Dir.: Ned Wenlock
New Zealand, 2016, 5:35min
A young stag, lacking impressive antlers, knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during mating season.